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Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  14 responses

Could Flip Saunders Return to Coach the Timberwolves?


The Pioneer Press in Minny speculates that there just might be enough mutual interest to make the once-failed pairing work again: “A little birdie says Flip Saunders would have to give up $8.6 million — the final two years of his four-year contract — to leave the Washington Wizards for the Gophers men’s basketball coaching job if Tubby Smith were recruited away for the University of Maryland coaching job. Meanwhile, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Saunders, who resides in Medina, have remained friends despite Saunders’ firing by then-vice president Kevin McHale six years ago. If a buyout could be arranged with Washington, it wouldn’t be surprising if Saunders were considered for the Wolves coaching job once a buyout of Kurt Rambis’ contract is completed.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    he lives in Saudi Arabia?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Seriously, what has he done in Washington that warrants his rehiring… get Adelman ffs.

  • Zabba

    I think he means Medina, Washington, U.S.A. Not Medina, Saudi Arabia. I think.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @omphalos completely agree…but I hope he jumps ship so my Wiz can pick up somebody like Mike Woodson….or give Eddie Jordan a second chance

  • eugene

    He actually means Medina, Minnesota. Tards.

  • brandon

    I would to have eddie jordan back…cause I’m def not feeling flip

  • huh

    What does Tuby smith have to do with this artical ?? It dosent make sense that him possibly leaving the golden gophers for the terps would affect the Timberwolves or Flip Saunders .Now if he were. To leave the Wiz for the Gophers job as the little birdy sudgests then the artical makes sense.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ eugene it was a joke. tard

  • bull22

    LOL, these poor timbers can’t catch or buy a break for their franchise…. poor fellas.

  • HUH SUPPORTER

    WTF!?!?!? cosign @huh

  • Fat Lever

    Could I care less?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Maybe he’ll leave for Texas A&M now?

  • Kid viscious

    he needs to coach the pistons but anyway i think thats what nba.com was talking about when they said wizards are getting a change or something starting at 11 AM

  • http://none Jonesy

    Hey, anything is better than Rambus….first McHale and then Rambus—–two friggin losers.’

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